A List of Great Workplace Inspired Films

Working Girl

Do you love a great film set in the workplace? I certainly do. (An occupational hazard, I suppose.)

Here’s a collected list of some of the best workplace inspired films. Comedies and dramas are represented, listed in no particular order.

It’s interesting to note how workplaces have changed with the times. Some of the newer films, such as Up in the Air and The Devil Wears Prada are great additions — and represent the current Zeitgeist quite well. Yet  Modern Times — and its view of factory life, is a classic.

The list:

  1. Modern Times (1936)
  2. 9 to 5 (1980)
  3. The Apartment (1960)
  4. Working Girl (1988)
  5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  6. Silkwood (1980)
  7. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  8. Up in the Air (2009)
  9. His Girl Friday (1940)
  10. Clerks (1994)
  11. Network (1976)
  12. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  13. Stage Door (1937)
  14. Broadcast News (1988)
  15. Wall Street (1987)
  16. Boiler Room (2000)
  17. The Crowd (1928)
  18. The Help (2010)
  19. Office Space (1999)
  20. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
  21. Norma Rae (1979)
  22. Horrible Bosses (2011)
  23. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  24. The Social Network (2010)
  25. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  26. In Good Company (2004)
  27. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
  28. Baby Boom (1987)
  29. Mr. Mom (1983)
  30. Glengarry Glen Ross

Do you have a favorite that I missed? Let me know.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk is a Workplace Psychologist. Connect with her on Twitter and Linkedin.